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Covered walkway forms weatherproof entrance for VIP guests

Exteriors | January 1, 2008 | By:

Architen Landrell Assoc. Ltd. | Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

This project, which won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the tensile structures from 930-2,790m2 (10,000-30,000 sq. ft.) category of the 2007 International Achievement Awards, features a covered walkway leading from the Queen Elizabeth II Pier to the newly refurbished O2 (formerly the Millennium Dome) in Greenwich, United Kingdom. This 150m walkway is created from PVC-coated polyester, tensioned over a curved steel frame to form a weatherproof entrance for VIP guests. Two additional inverted umbrella canopies are located on the pier, as well as three further inverted cone canopies on the bank side. An interactive system lights the walkway in an array of vibrant colors, using the latest color-changing LED and control systems.

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